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Tomatillo   Turnip (and Swede)  
Tomatillo syn. Husk Cherry
Physalis ixocarpa
The tomatillo is a close relative of Cape Gooseberry and a distant relative of tomato. It grows a thin husk (or lantern) around the fruit that must be peeled prior to using the fruit. Tomatilloes are easy to grow and are an important ingredient in salsa and many Mexican dishes. They grow in similar way to tomatoes but are hardier and less prone to diseases such as fusarium or verticillium wilt. They will tolerate partial shade. Sow tomatillo seeds directly in the ground once all danger of frost is past and the soil is warm, at least 27C. If you live in a cooler area, start seeds in trays in a warm spot and transplant at the same time as you would tomato seedlings. The plants set flowers earlier than tomatoes, and the fruits can be harvested sooner, making them a good choice for areas with a short growing season. Space the plants 1m apart and provide support with a stake or a cage. Harvest when the fruit fills the husk but is still firm. Don't remove the husks until you're ready to use the fruits. Tomatilloes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month and freeze well.
Tomatillo UT
Syn. Mexican Husk Tomato
A prolific tomatillo with fruit the size of a small tomato, it is used for authentic Mexican and salsa recipes to give a sweet tangy flavour. The flavour is tart when young and fruit becomes sweeter as it ripens. The globe-shaped, firm fruit are green when ripe.
ST231approx. 80 seeds
Turnip and Swede
Brassica rapa var. rapifera, B. napus
Turnips are a very hardy vegetable and easy to grow. They are sown late summer to winter (exception - Japanese turnip) Sow directly where they are to grow 1 cm deep. Thin seedlings to 20 cm between plants. Keep moist, to encourage growth and mulch well. Flesh is extremely tender when young with a mild flavour. Tops are good steamed and they are high in carotene and calcium. The roots can be used in soups, casseroles, mashed or steamed. Suitable for temperate and subtropical areas, unlikely to do well in the tropics.
Turnip Japanese 'Tokyo Market' UT
'Tokyo Market' is an open-pollinated turnip that is very hardy and easy to grow. It has tender, smooth, pearly-white skin and mild flavoured, juicy, white flesh. It has a flattened globe shape, 7 - 10 cm across. The young leaves are nutritious and can be steamed or stir-fried. The roots are excellent as a baby vegetable or can be used raw, steamed, stir-fried or pickled. Eaten raw, the roots are much milder than radishes. It does well across a wide climate range and can be sown spring or autumn.
ST272approx. 100 seeds
ST274 No WA
ST275 No WA
Turnip 'Golden Globe' UT
Also known locally as 'Butter Turnips'. Introduced before 1888, this a heritage turnip with a beautiful golden skin, amber yellow flesh and delicate flavour. Stores well.
ST235approx. 150 seeds
Turnip 'Hidabeni Red' UT
Hardy and easy to grow, 'Hidabeni Red' is a very attractive root vegetable, with a glossy scarlet skin and white flesh. It has a flattened globe shape, 8 - 10 cm across, 5 cm high. The red-veined leaves are nutritious, high in carotene and calcium, they can be steamed or stir-fried. The roots can be used raw, steamed, stir-fried or pickled. Please note this seed is an F1 hybrid and so is not suitable for seed saving.
ST158approx. 75 seeds
Turnip 'Purple Top Milan' OG
'Purple Top Milan' is an Italian heirloom with creamy-white flat roots topped with purple. It has an excellent flavour; the flesh is fine-grained, crisp and succulent, use roasted, boiled or mashed. The tops (turnip greens) are good steamed and are high in carotene and calcium. Days to harvest: 60.
ST129approx. 100 seeds
Turnip 'Purple Top White Globe' OG
Introduced before 1895, the large, smooth, round root is purple above, white below. The flesh is very tender when young with a mild flavour. Use roasted, boiled or mashed. The leafy tops are good steamed and they are high in carotene and calcium. This is a very hardy vegetable and easy to grow. Days to harvest: 50.
ST122approx. 150 seeds
Australian native plant
OG organically certified with AusQual - Certified Organic
UT untreated; no chemical fungicide, insecticide or rodenticide
edible flower petals to add colour, flavour and nutrition to meals
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H suitable for hot and humid growing conditions
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